National Marine Week

National Marine Week

25 July - 9 August 2020

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Dive into the action

Each year, the Wildlife Trusts nationally celebrate the UK’s amazing marine wildlife during National Marine Week. This is your chance to explore the seashore, discover dunes and wallow with whelks.

This year is slightly different due to the Covid-19 crisis, but there's still lots to get stuck in to! Check out our ideas below to help you discover more about Lincolnshire's amazing marine life.

Gibraltar Point Scavenger Hunt

Report your sightings!

Want to be a citizen scientist? You can report your shoreline sightings to us!

We're particularly interested in sightings of Pacific oyster, wireweed, slipper limpet, Chinese mitten crab, oarweed, snakelocks anemone, stalked jellyfish, shore crab, beadlet anemone and common limpet, but feel free to report any other sightings as well.

Take a look

Beach clean activity sheet

Shoreline detective

Dolphins colouring sheet

Make a bottle basking shark


Virtual marine events

There are digital events happening all across the UK to celebrate this years' National Marine Week. Take a look below at some events from other Wildlife Trusts that you can still take part in from home.

Help bring our seas back to life


Our seas need YOUR help! We're telling the Government that we need Highly Protected Marine Areas as soon as possible. These special areas would ban all damaging activities and give the wildlife there a chance to recover and thrive.

Sign the petition

Amy Lewis

Competition time!

Have you got an all-time favourite UK marine wildlife experience? If so, send your pictures, videos or stories to to be in with a chance to win a pair of Opticron binoculars and a copy of the brilliant ‘The Essential Guide to Rockpooling’ book by Julie Hatcher and Steve Trewhella.

Competition closes 11.59pm 9th August. The winner will be chosen at random shortly afterwards.

Take a look at our favourite marine wildlife experiences in our blogs below.

Make a splash on social media

Share what you love about the sea using #NationalMarineWeek on Twitter and Instagram. We'd love to hear all about your favourite marine wildlife, the actions you take to help our sea life, and what the sea means to you.